Category: Freelance Economy

Four Consulting Trends That Can Benefit Your Company 0

Four Consulting Trends That Can Benefit Your Company

Earlier this year, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services wrote about some major trends that are changing the ways consulting firms do business, and these trends provide crucial opportunities for client companies to get more out...

Why Some Top Business Teams Fail 0

Why Some Top Business Teams Fail

It’s a puzzling problem that many companies and investors face. You assemble a team of individuals to take on a major new initiative or transform a business, but the effort unexpectedly sputters and ends in...

8 Key Questions to Ask During a Year-End Company Review 0

8 Key Questions to Ask During a Year-End Company Review

As another year winds down, many companies are already working on their forecasting and business plans for next year. It’s a time when many of us sift through reports and big data, analyzing the...

Is the Gig Economy Mostly Hype? Looking at the Latest Numbers. 0

Is the Gig Economy Mostly Hype? Looking at the Latest Numbers.

Two recent studies by JPMorgan Chase and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics have inspired an array of headlines and articles claiming the gig economy may not be the future of the workforce after...

How Big Corporations Are Becoming Startup Accelerators 0

How Big Corporations Are Becoming Startup Accelerators

Often we think of startups and mature corporations as potential competitors and adversaries. Whether it’s Amazon disrupting retail or Uber upending the taxi industry, we’ve come to think of startups as major threats to...

Graphite Consultants by the Numbers 0

Graphite Consultants by the Numbers

At Graphite, we’ve built one of the world’s largest networks for hiring independent consultants and top-tier business professionals. Through our online platform, corporations, startups, venture capital and private equity firms can hire talented consultants with...

How Hiring a Consultant Can Alienate Your Team and How to Avoid It 0

How Hiring a Consultant Can Alienate Your Team and How to Avoid It

Hiring independent consultants is a great way to meet short-term business talent needs, but it can also alienate your current team members if you don’t approach it properly. When you hire an independent consultant...

The End of Traditional Consulting? 0

The End of Traditional Consulting?

As we’ve already seen with law firms, the rise of the expert economy and on-demand talent networks is beginning to disrupt traditional consulting. Management consulting firms have traditionally followed the same business model as...

5 Myths to Avoid in Working with Independent Consultants 0

5 Myths to Avoid in Working with Independent Consultants

Companies are increasingly hiring independent consultants and freelancers to handle special projects and provide expertise they don’t have on their current teams. But many still hesitate to hire or expand their hiring due to...

California’s “Seismic” Gig Economy Ruling: What You Need to Know 0

California’s “Seismic” Gig Economy Ruling: What You Need to Know

On Monday this week, the California Supreme Court issued a sweeping and unanimous ruling that could shake up the gig economy and have a major impact on some businesses that employ independent contractors. In...

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